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Wolves of the Crescent Moon

Authors: Al-mohaimeed, Yousef
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC019000, LCO012000
ISBN: 9781101202159, Related ISBNs: 0143113216, 1101202157, 9780143113218, 9781101202159
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “The first great Saudi novel.” —The New York Sun
 
Banned in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this provocative, fast-paced debut novel confirms what The Washington Post reported about its award-winning author: "Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world . . . in a lush style that evokes Gabriel García Márquez." 

In a Riyadh bus station, a man comes across a file containing official reports about an abandoned baby. As he pieces together the shattered life documented within, a larger picture emerges of three outsiders—a Bedouin, an orphan, and a eunuch-linked by fate and trying to make lives for themselves in a predatory city.

Unfolding with the intensity of a fever dream over the course of one night, Wolves of the Crescent Moon is a novel of astonishing power and great moral consequence about a deeply traditional society confronting the modern world.
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